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Showing 1 - 10 of 34 results for crime type "Terrorism" & area "CPS"

Brother of Manchester bomber jailed for 55 years

Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, will spend at least 55 years in prison for the murder of 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Terrorist given life for Pride attack plot

A restaurant worker who plotted a terror attack at the Pride parade in London has been jailed for life and told he must serve at least 25 years in prison.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

St Paul’s Cathedral bomb plotter given life

A woman who scoped out St. Paul’s Cathedral in preparation for a suicide bomb attack has been given a life sentence today and must serve at least 14 years before she can be considered for release.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Daesh fanatic jailed for masterminding 8,000 matches terror attack

A man who kept a Daesh flag at his Newcastle home has been jailed for life for helping two men plan a murderous rampage in Germany.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

UPDATED: Racist couple and two others jailed for banned hate group membership

Five people have been jailed for membership of a proscribed organisation, contrary to section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000. One pleaded guilty in January 2019 and the others were convicted in March.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber guilty of murder

Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, has been found guilty of murdering 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in 2017.

| Press Release , Terrorism, Violent crime , CPS News

Terror offences - charges left to lie on file

A story in the Telegraph - 'Prosecutors allow dozens of charges brought against terrorists to 'lie on file' - has incorrectly claimed the CPS is allowing charges to lie on file for defendants accused of terror offences as part of “sweetheart deals”.

| CPS says , Terrorism , CPS News

British wife of Syrian fighter guilty of funding terrorism

A young woman who was a supporter of violent jihad and sharia law has been found guilty today (12 December) of sending money to help fighters in Syria.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

New Year’s Eve Manchester station knife attacker given life sentence

A man who stabbed a couple and a police officer in an unprovoked attack at Manchester Victoria Station on New Year’s Eve has today been given a life sentence after he pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Security guard with DIY terrorism guides jailed

A security guard who downloaded manuals on how to make bombs using lightbulbs and tennis balls has been jailed for two years and two months today.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

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